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10 Steps To Writing Your First Article Today
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So you want to write and share your thoughts with the world, you have so much to say, but how do you convert random conversations into something other people would actually be interested in reading?

If you are looking at ways to make money online, you may have considered creating your own website or blog, or becoming an affiliate marketer. Or you may just want to create a personal blog for fun to share a particular experience with the world. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to write your first article, this information will help you as the basic principles are the same.

If you have done some research online then it’s likely you came across terms like keyword research, SEO, and html. Don’t worry if this is all new to you, I will cover the basics that you need to know for getting you’re first article online and as you become more experienced in article writing you can explore these subjects in more detail.

So back to the matter at hand, making your writing public.

What are you going to write about? How do you choose a topic?

In the beginning a lot of people get bogged down with what they think they should write about. For the purpose of this exercise, which is to get your first article published today, I want you to think about a few things that interest you.

What could you talk about for hours without prompt?

What are your hobbies?

How do you spend your free time?

The answer to these questions will give you a good idea of what you’d be comfortable writing about without much effort. So you’ve chosen your topic. Let’s just say for example you have a passion for Alternative Therapies. What next.

The next step is to focus on an area of interest within that topic. Think about how you could solve a specific problem that someone interested in Alternative Therapies may have.

Let’s just say you want to talk about finding massage therapists. The next part of the process is to choose a Catchy Title. When thinking about your title, try to include search terms that people will type in as they are searching for a solution. In our example a good title could be.

How To Find A Good Massage Therapist – 5 Answers Any Good Therapist Should Know

You’ve got a captivating title, next you need an outline of what you are going to say. Prepare a brief plan covering the main points of what you will cover within the article.

An example of a simple plan could look like this:

Intro

-Par 1

-Par2

Main Body

-Par 1

-Par2

Conclusion

-Par1

Resource Box

-Par1

You’ve got the plan, start with writing your Intro, this should tell the reader what the article is about, and maybe a summary of points you will cover. Make it catchy, personal and engaging. This is your chance to sell yourself, with those first few sentences, the reader makes a decision whether to keep reading or to click away. Let them know why it is in their best interest to stick around.

Develop your main points into the body, expand on the notes that you made in the planning stage.

In The Resource Box section, this is where you give the reader a call to action, here you may have a link to your website, or blog, or where they can get more information about you or your product.

Proofread – Double check for spelling and grammar errors and make sure that the article flows in a logical order that will make sense to your reader. Also make sure that your article adheres to the guidelines of the article directory you are submitting it to.

Now you are almost there, you have written your article, which is most of the hard work, now you can choose from a variety of different article directories to publish.

You can of course choose to publish here at street articles, or you may choose some of the other popular sites such as squidoo, ehow and hubpages.

Once you have chosen your preffered directory.

Submit/Publish your article

And that is that, you have successfully got your first article online with these few simple tips! Leave your article urls in the comment section, it would be interesting to see what you are inspired to write.


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